One-pot transformation of RCHO to (E)-RCH=CHSiMe3 using CHI3, Mn, Me3SiCl, and a catalytic amount of CrCl2

Kazuhiko Takai, Shintaro Hikasa, Tetsuya Ichiguchi, Naoki Sumino

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Iodoform is reduced with manganese in the presence of Me3SiCl to give Me3SiCHI2 (1). A one-pot transformation of aldehydes to (E)-1- alkenyltrimethylsilanes is then performed with iodoform, manganese, Me2SiCl, and a catalytic amount of chromium(II) chloride in THF via in situ formation of 1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1769-1771
Number of pages3
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999



  • (E)-1- alkenylsilane
  • Chromium(II)
  • Chromium(III)
  • Geminal dichromium reagent
  • Geminal diiodo compound
  • Manganese

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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